what is that sensation you feel when you watch someone fall and you feel it in the area that it happens to them?


Is it a chemical release? Or?

In: Biology

You get input from something called [“mirror neurons”](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_neuron).

To quote the link i sent you: “A **mirror neuron** is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another. Thus, the neuron “mirrors” the behavior of the other, as though the observer were itself acting. Such neurons have been directly observed in primate species. Birds have been shown to have imitative resonance behaviors and neurological evidence suggests the presence of some form of mirroring system. In humans, brain activity consistent with that of mirror neurons has been found in the premotor cortex, the supplementary motor area, the primary somatosensory cortex and the inferior parietal cortex.”

So, in a way, it is a chemical release of neuroreceptors in the brain.